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Deadline: March 23, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Implementation and Expansion Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, will support federally-recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations that are currently operating an evidence-based home visiting program and propose to sustain and/or expand their established infrastructure for home visiting services in tribal communities.

The goals of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program include:

  • Supporting the development of happy, healthy, and successful American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families through a coordinated home visiting strategy that addresses critical maternal and child health, development, early learning, family support, and child abuse and neglect prevention needs.
    Implementing high-quality, culturally-relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in AI/AN communities.
  • Expanding the evidence base around home visiting interventions with Native populations.
  • Supporting and strengthening cooperation and coordination and promoting linkages among various programs that serve pregnant women, expectant fathers, young children, and families, resulting in coordinated, comprehensive early childhood systems in grantee communities.

Amount: $8,000,000 is available for up to 20 awards ranging from $250,000-$1,000,000 each. The average award size is expected to be $400,000 each year.

Eligibility: Federally recognized Indian tribes (or consortium of tribes), tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.

This announcement is intended for tribal entities that have an established history of implementation of high-quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based home visiting services to AI/AN families and children, implementation of performance measurement and continuous quality improvement systems, development of early childhood systems, and conducting rigorous evaluation. Applicants may include existing grantees under the Tribal MIECHV program that are proposing to sustain and/or expand services, as well as other tribal entities that can demonstrate past and current experience with conducting such activities and are proposing to expand services. A separate announcement is intended for tribal entities without prior experience implementing and evaluating home visiting programs.

Link: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2016-ACF-OCC-TH-1162

Note: A letter of intent is due by February 6, 2016.

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